PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Pediatrics
Larry Desch, M.D.
The Pediatric Development elective will provide comprehensive clinical experience in primary and consultative pediatric development.
Upon completion of the elective the student will be able to:
- Perform an accurate and complete history and physical exam, with the primary focus being Pediatric Development
- Learn to develop and execute a management plan for patients, including diagnostic workup and specific treatment options in the field of Pediatric Development for both acute and chronic disorders
- Learn to assess and manage patients with: Autism, Developmental Delay, Syndromes, Craniofacial Abnormalities, Trisomy 21, Digeorge Disease, Spina Bifida, ADHD, Fragile X Disease, and Chromosomal Abnormalities
- Be able to retrieve and assimilate specific evidence and knowledge into their patient care activities
- Be able to effectively interact in a consistently professional and empathetic manner with patient’s familes and medical personnel
- Understand how to partner with health care managers, social workers, and other providers to assess, coordinate, and improve overall quality of health care
- All competencies of Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning, Communication, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice will be consistently addressed by meeting the above learning objectives.
INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD: The student will receive ongoing daily bedside teaching with daily rounds and outpatient clinic:
- four didactic lectures/week
- weekly literature reviews
ASSESSMENT: Performance is reviewed by the attending physician on the Developmental service.
Advocate Christ - Hope Children's Hospital: Pediatric Development
: Ellen Metzer, Sonali Mehta, M.D., FAAP
Min. 1 Max. 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty: